One of two neighbourhoods in the Seine River, Île Saint-Louis is located just a few steps away in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The neighbourhood is connected to the French capital by four bridges to both banks of the river and to the Île de la Cité by the Pont Saint-Louis. Earlier the island was only used for the grazing of market cattle and stocking wood and was later mapped and built during the 17th century. Today, the area is like a small French village in the heart of Paris yet featuring everything like local markets, bakeries, boutiques and cafés. Île Saint-Louis neighbourhood appeals to those who appreciate historic neighborhoods and old towns. During your short-term stay in Île Saint-Louis some of the things you must do are soak up in the 17th century history, sip coffee at la Charlotte de l’Isle, enjoy a meal at Le Sergent Recruteur restaurant and enjoy the Berthillon ice cream, which is a famous, traditionally French ice-cream.
An exclusive treasure in the centre of Paris, Île Saint-Louis neighbourhood is located in proximity and within easy reach of the city's varied historical sites and attractions. The area has postcard-worthy views all around since it is rich in architecture, offering glimpses of late French Renaissance period. During your extended stay in Paris, do not miss to discover the neighbourhood’s small streets lined up with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and most importantly enjoying a stroll in its poplar-shaded quays. The island's popular street, rue de Saint-Louis-en-l’Île is home to specialty boutiques and shops. Here, you’ll find shops which are trendy and high priced. Also, if you like to collect unique souvenirs, this is the ideal place to shop. Whether, you’re looking for upscale toy stores, hand-crafted puppets, a chocolate shop or art galleries, the area is dotted with charming shops to help you get your treats.
Île Saint-Louis is well-connected to public transportation and is conveniently accessible by locals and tourists. Just walk across the bridge to Notre Dame and from there the metro station connects you to other neighbourhoods and the rest of the city. The RER train from Charles-De-Gaulle airport brings you directly to Saint Michel - Notre Dame metro station which is a five-minute walk from the island. CDG and Orly Airport are about 50 mins by Subway and 40 mins away by taxi. If you are visiting attractions like Châtelet-Les-Halles and Eiffel Tower by subway, they are about 10 min and 30 min away respectively. The neighbourhood is perfect to explore on foot and you can enjoy walking on the narrow streets and tree-lined quays to get magnificent views of the 17th century architecture.
There are many great places to stay in Île Saint-Louis if you wish to enjoy a Parisian lifestyle. The area has a very unique setting of which the inhabitants of Paris are very proud, so if you wish to live like a local, book our premium serviced apartments in Île Saint-Louis for your next vacation. Our rental apartment is a retreat, nestled in an exclusive and quiet residential area, close to wonderful restaurants and shops. We also offer great corporate accommodation options in Île Saint-Louis, which are stylish, tastefully decorated and equipped with necessary amenities to make your stay relaxing and comfortable.